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Al-Qaeda fighters attack airport in southern Yemen

A military vehicle is stationed outside the al-Saleh mosque in Sanaa June 19, 2014. (REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi)

SANAA: Yemeni security officials say that Al-Qaeda militants have attacked an airport in the country's south and bombed the facility's air control tower.

The officials say that the coordinated attack on the Sayoun airport in the southern province of Hadramawt started from three different directions early Thursday.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to media. There were no immediate details on casualties.

The attack came just hours after security forces arrested a number of suspected militants in the same town, known for a strong presence of Al-Qaeda militants.

Washington considers Yemen's Al-Qaeda branch as the terror group's most dangerous offshoot.

 

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